Natalie Portman takes on Tide Pods in latest 'SNL' rap

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She may be a mom now, but Natalie Portman spits fire as hot as ever.

Reimagining the viral Lonely Planet digital short from her last SNL hosting stint in 2006, Portman dropped some sick game – rapping about her not-ballerino husband Benjamin Millepied, and GenZ’s favorite pastime, snacking on Tide Pods.

“It sounds like you’re almost exactly the same but with current references,” Beck Bennett says, filling in the interview chair for 06’s Chris Parnell.

“Do you find it difficult juggling kids and a career?” he asks.

“You can juggle these nuts,” Portman responds.

Okay, then.

Keeping up with the theme of the evening, former Saturday Night Live mainstay and Lonely Planet cofounder Andy Samberg made a cameo in the video, dressed in the same inexplicable Viking costume as in Natalie Raps Part I. Only this time, he has a present for her. Read more…

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Apple takes Animoji Karaoke to the next level in Grammy show ads

Apple has two new cool animoji ads and it aired them at the Grammy’s to showcase the fun new iPhone X feature to a wide audience.

Both ads are basically animoji karaoke interpretations of popular songs.
The first one has an alien singing Childish Gambino’s “Redbone” with a special appearance by Mr. Unicorn. It’s all set in a psychadelic universe filled with cat, panda and robot emoji, and you can see it below.
The second one called “Amigos” has a different set of animoji perform “Stir Fry” by hip …

Man takes a bite of an iPhone battery causing it to explode (VIDEO)

A man replacing the battery on his Apple iPhone visited an electronics store in Nanjing City, China. Not sure about the legitimacy of the cell being offered by the retailer, he decides to chomp down on it. He reasons that if people bite into coins to see if they are genuine, he could do the same thing with this iPhone battery. The guy takes a bite on the cell that is earmarked for his iPhone, and BOOM! The battery explodes.

You’re probably thinking that this can’t be real. After all, what kind of person actually bites into a smartphone battery? But thanks to a security camera strategically …

Motorola's after-holiday sale takes $100 off the Moto Z2 Play, $50 off the Moto X4, and more

Just because the holidays are over doesn’t mean that the discounts have ended. Motorola is taking $100 off the price of the unlocked Moto Z2 Play on the company’s website. The handset, offering 64GB of native storage, can be purchased for $399 in dark grey or gold. The device carries a 5.5-inch AMOLED screen with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. Under the hood is the Snapdragon 626 chipset with an octa-core 2.2 GHz CPU and the Adreno 506 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside. Those requiring additional storage can take advantage of the 2TB capacity microSD slot.

The 12MP camera on back is equipped with an …

Snapchat takes a New Year's Eve siesta as app goes down

If you tried to send out New Year’s Eve messages to friends and family via Snapchat this afternoon, you might have noticed that something went wrong and your message was never sent. The messaging app has been down since 4:43pm EST, according to website DownDetector. The graph also showed that a surge in complaints to a peak number of 2,889 took place after 5pm EST.

35% of those complaining about Snapchat today, report having trouble sending snaps. The same amount are having issues receiving snaps or refreshing the site. And 28% report that the app is having trouble starting, and when it …

T-Mobile takes on cable TV with a 'disrupting' service to be launched in 2018

Not to be outdone by the TV efforts of AT&T and Verizon, T-Mobile’s CEO John Legere took to YouTube to announce an ambitious push into… cable TV. It turns out that the Un-carrier is planning to have a TV service on offer at some point next year, and has acquired the Denver startup Layer3 TV as a launching platform. 

The future of TV “looks a lot wireless from a few years ago,” says John Legere, but he doesn’t plan on being satisfied with the all-popular skinny bundles of a few streaming channels. Rather, the Layer 3’s current platform with …

iPhone X takes the spotlight in Apple's 2017 holiday gift guide


With the 2017 holiday season just around the corner, Apple
wants you to know that you can find plenty of gifts on its official website.
Thus, the website now features an updated gift section for all potential
customers to check out.

 

Perhaps not surprisingly, the first device that’s presented in this holiday
gift guide is the iPhone X: Apple’s newest, most advanced and most expensive
smartphone to date. Sold for $999 (64 GB model) or $1,149 (256 GB), the iPhone
X can currently be shipped in 2-3 weeks – certainly in time for Christmas. The (also new)
iPhone 8 is also a gift suggestion, …

'SNL' takes Roy Moore to task with some Alabama sensibility, courtesy of Kate McKinnon

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Another week, another 34,989 sexual assault and harassment stories in the news (that’s an official number). On Saturday night, Saturday Night Live tackled the highly icky report that Alabama Republican senatorial candidate Roy Moore engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a minor with the man whose seat he’s filling: Jeff Sessions.

This week’s cold open started with a sensible Vice President Mike Pence (Beck Bennett) counseling Judge Moore (Mikey Day) on the best course of action. His counsel: Stepping aside isn’t the worst thing in the world, if you look at it the right way.

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Best Buy knocks another $50 off the Essential Phone; discount takes the price down to $449.99

If it’s ___day (fill in the blank), it must be time for another price cut for the Essential Phone. This time, big box retailer Best Buy has lopped another $50 off the already discounted price of $499.99. So now, you can pick up Andy Rubin’s smartphone for just $449.99. And the modular 360 Camera is now just $49.99, a huge savings from the pre-sale price of $199.99. The accessory uses magnets to ‘plug-in’ to the back of the handset.

It’s not like the Essential Phone isn’t well spec’d. After all, it does feature a 5.7-inch edge-to-edge LCD display with a resolution of 1312 x 2560, and it is …

T-Mobile takes $130 off the Samsung Galaxy Note 8; Samsung will throw in a $200 card if you act fast

Almost lost in the hype over the Apple iPhone X is one of the finest Android phones available, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. With the same “Infinity Display” used on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, and the Snapdragon 835 chipset under the hood, the Galaxy Note 8 is not only stylish, it can also handle everything you throw at it. And with the revamped S Pen, the Galaxy Note 8 allows you to mine the depths of your imagination.

Today, both T-Mobile and Samsung have deals on the T-Mobile branded Galaxy Note 8. Let’s start with the Un-carrier first. T-Mobile’s deal reduces the price of the …